Hey guys I just recieved anIntel Core 2 Quad Extreme Edition QX9650 3.00GHz and an Asus Striker Extreme Motherboard.
Great combo eh?
Err....no as the motherboard's BIOS does not support the processor. What I would like to know is will Asus release a BIOS update for this processor? Also any helpful comments or opinion's are always welcome
If not I think I have just wasted 600pounds, which is never a good thing.
I dont think that the board will ever support the 45nm quads.
As it looks none of the Nvidia chipsets made so far will support the 45nm quads, even the 780i.
It looks like Intel is blacklisting Nvidia for not letting them use SLI on the Intel chipset.
June 11, 2010 8:04:34 AM
My processor specs Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 ( 2.66GHz, 1333MHz, 45nm, 6MB L2 Cache Total)
And of course Asus striker II extreme
When i assembled and pressed the power on button for the first time I also had some issues.. and he couldnt recognise my quad core..
Entered the asus website and downloaded then the newest bios - 1104, placed the bios on flash and updated with EZ Flash 2 and now running all ok! So i guess it supports the quadcore and 45nm teh... just with newer bios.. not on stock bios..
Will update the bios to newest revision 1402 soon and will see what happens then